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14 goals this season: Is Vakoun Issouf Bayo Celtic's £1.75m striker solution?
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14 goals this season: Is Vakoun Issouf Bayo Celtic's £1.75m striker solution?

Celtic are interested in signing DAC Dunajska Streda striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, according to The Scottish Daily Star.

Brendan Rodgers is eyeing reinforcements in January after watching his side lose the Old Firm derby.

In his quest to win a third consecutive domestic treble, Rodgers faces major competition from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, who are now level on points with Celtic.

With Leigh Griffiths unavailable for the foreseeable future due to personal reasons, Celtic are reliant on Odsonne Edouard up front.

Keen to bring in some competition up front, Rodgers has turned his attention to unknown quantity Bayo.

But is the 21-year-old the solution for Celtic? Can he fire them to glory this season?

In 25 games this season, Bayo has struck 14 goals for the Slovenian top flight club, who also play in the Europa League.

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With a fairly impressive strike rate and three goals in four European games this season, the Ivory Coast youth international is an exciting prospect.

The main concern will be Bayo’s lack of experience at a high level.

Having only played in the Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Slovenia, the youngster would need to adjust quickly to life in Scotland to make an impact.

The Scottish Daily Star understands that a £1.75m bid has been submitted for Bayo so he could end up being a cheap long-term solution up front.

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